Someone who knows me well, found this old Franklin Rotary at a flea market and picked it up for me. I just love the old machines. It was in sad shape, but my DH has been fixing them up for me for a long time and has worked his usual magic.
Isn't she just beautiful? She sews like a dream too. There is still a small resistance issue, but hubby will figure it out and fix it for me.
I've been puttering around on the web and from what I can find out - and it's not much - it was made some time between 1939 and 1942. So she's probably around 70 years old or so. Looks good for her age.
KMD, love your new machine. Wish I was so lucky to find a bargain at a flea market or garage sale. At the International Quilt Show in Houston the machines are quite pricey. Will keep looking and hope to find one, cheap!
Hubby worked on her a bit more yesterday and fixed the resistance issue - the light originally dimmed when you used the machine. Kind of a pain. But now she is in tip-top shape and ready to go. I'm hoping to sew on it a bit this weekend and get a feel for the machine.